Tag: DNX-7140

Kenwood DNX-7140

By Gideon V. – Sonic Electronix Editor

SonicElectronixTV, the Sonic Electronix YouTube Channel, keeps you up to date with the latest and greatest car audio products! In the most recent episode, your host Seth Wilde demonstrates the fantastic features of the Kenwood DNX-7140 in-dash GPS Navigation head unit. Wilde highlights all of the user friendly features such as voice commands, voice prompts, touchscreen dialing, and fast loading speeds.

Kenwood continues to expand their line of in-dash navigation units and the latest unit is the DNX-7140. It is the new 2009 model of the DNX7120 and it includes built-in Garmin navigation. It also features built-in Bluetooth from Parrot. The screen is bright and clear, making it easy to navigate through the various menu options. You can even read text messages on your screen!  With the purchase of the Kenwood KCA-IP301V iPod connection cable, you can also control your iPod through the unit’s menu controls. The DNX-7140 loads your iPod songs extremely fast and the screen displays album, title, and arist information. You will enjoy a truly seamless iPod integration! The bottom line is that this is one of the nicest Double DIN navigation units we have seen!

In this video you will see Wilde use the Garmin navigation to find a nearby restaurant. He also puts in a DVD to show the bright screen display. He demonstrates the different menu options and shows how it looks with an iPod connected to it. Throughout all of this, Wilde demonstrates the user friendly touchscreen for selecting the different options while he guides you through using the DNX-7140.

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Top Kenwood Car Stereos

Kenwood dnx714

By Gideon V. – Sonic Electronix Editor

The Kenwood DDX714 head unit is equipped with a lot more features than the typical car stereo. The flashy 7-inch built-in LCD display shows your DVD movies and burnt Divx discs. You can use the touch-screen controls to make phone calls, and the built-in Bluetooth enables you to partake in hands-free conversations. The built-in USB input allows you to plug in your iPod or iPhone and control them through your stereo controls. You also have some nice expandability options. You can add GPS navigation to this top notch head unit to help you find directions and points of interest. It is also compatible with Sirius or XM satellite radio, so you can get premium content anywhere on the road. To top it off, the rear camera input allows you to add a backup camera to your vehicle (additional adaptor required).

Imagine having all of the above qualities, but with GPS Navigation built-in. That is exactly what you get with the Kenwood DNX7140. This is one of the best available car head units on the market, in terms of the numerous options is comes equipped with and the unit’s overall durability. The flip-down faceplate is motorized for your convenience. This flashy unit is sure to impress your passengers with its look and ease of use. One drawback is that the unit is not detachable, but it does come with a security code to help discourage theft.

Another option is the Kenwood DDX814 eXcelon stereo. This head unit is a step up from the DDX714. Not only do you get an additional year on your warranty, but you also get a few cool bonus features as well. You get 3 additional volts of preamp voltage, for a total of 5V preamp voltage. The DDX814 also has a 13-Band Parametric EQ offers greater sound control than the DDX714’s 3 Band parametric EQ. The stereo includes all of the DDX714 features, such as built-in Bluetooth, DVD playback, and the 7” LCD screen. Even the most particular audiophile would be satisfied with any of these fantastic stereos.

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